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Join us for an introduction to the practice of mantra and mala making. We’ll learn how to use mantras to improve our peace of mind, compassion and wisdom. It connects us with the good qualities of the enlightened beings and helps us to realize our highest potential. Afterward, you will learn the traditional art of making and using a mala. A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. For Buddhist practitioners, their mala is a very precious and meaningful object.

*Please note, pre-registration for this workshop is requested to ensure we have enough materials for everyone. Mala making will be set up on tables in the gompa. (In person only)


10 am – 10:30 am – Mantra teaching.

10:30 am – 12 noon – Mala Making

12 – 1 pm – Lunch.

1 pm – 2 pm – Mala Making

* Stay for the puja of The Great Mother at 2:15 pm and use your new mala for the first time.

Fundamentals for Successful Meditation

Fundamentals for Successful Meditation

With the right techniques, anyone can begin and sustain a successful daily meditation practice. Join us for this special half day course where we’ll explore the methods taught by Buddha for establishing a regular meditation practice.

We’ll examine the Buddhist way of thinking as well as the practical side of setting up a daily practice. Everyone welcome.

Class 1: Introduction to Buddhism

In class 1 of the course you will learn the fundamentals of Buddhist view and how they apply to meditation, ie training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships.

Class 2: Setting up a Shrine

In class 2 of the course you will learn why setting up a beautiful, inspiring space to practice formal meditation is helpful for a successful meditation practice. We’ll look at the practicalities of what to include on your shrine and why.

Class 3: Introduction to Meditation

In class 3 of the course you will learn the basic of meditation, from why we would want to meditate to the “technical” matters of how to do it. The class will include some guided meditations and time for questions.


9am – 10 am – Class 1

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Class 2

12 noon – 1 pm – Class 3